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Palliative Care Forum - Southern Highlands Community Hospice

  • 21/05/2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mittagong RSL

Talking about your end-of-life wishes can be daunting.
What will matter most for you at the end?

Southern Highlands Community Hospice is pleased to host our first Palliative Care Forum during National Palliative Care Week. We have assembled a panel of experts to explore holistic best-practice end-of-life management. 

Tuesday May 21, 1:30pm to 4pm followed by refreshments, Mittagong RSL

We are delighted to announce our patron, 
Dr Michael Barbato, 
Honorary Research Fellow Palliative Care Unit, Port Kembla Hospital and author, as keynote speaker.

Dr Barbato is a retired palliative care physician now engaged in research into the experience of unconsciousness. Together with his wife Ann, Michael also facilitates a Midwifing Death Correspondence Course for those who wish to support relatives or friends living with a life-limiting illness. 
He has a long-standing interest in unconsciousness, the language of those who are dying and unusual experiences around the time of death. He is the author of three books on end of life and dying and has spoken at State, National and International palliative care conferences.

Other panel members include:

  • Alex Huntir, head of Volunteer Support Services Program, Palliative Care NSW 
  • Donna Barnard, Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service Counsellor and Co-coordinator, Bowral District Hospital 
  • Principals from Southern Highlands Community Hospice
  • Plus individuals will share their experience
  • Along with representatives from the NSW Trustee and Guardian, Cancer Council and other support organisations.
For more information or to register click here
The forum is free for those who register prior to the event.
Tickets at the door are $10 on the day. 



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